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From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 23rd, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)

Photopsia

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I, too, have had this kind of photopsia from the beginning. my sight is still pretty good and the photopsia is just in the blind (or going blind) spots. One doctor thought it was the retina cells dying (and misfiring). My own sense, from reading medical literature, is that this photopsia may actually cause the cell death, but I don't know (and I don't think anyone knows) what causes the photopsia. Light, or over use/stimulus of the retina can lead to blindness, and since this type of photopsia is constant, I think it may actually be a cause, not a result.

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